Friday, August 14, 2009

This Week's Events part 2

On Wednesday we were very lucky to host an evening with Greg Stekelman. Greg Stekelman actually exists in human form. He isn't, as is often assumed, a creation by microsoft designed for the benefit of late night internet browsers.
Greg can be found in various guises online.
Twitter , where his following includes Adam Woodyatt and someone calling herself JenniJuggs.
Facebook, a socail networking site that connects people with friends and others who work, study and live around them.
But more importantly he owns this website. TheManWhoFellAsleep.com is, as you will probably find if you check it out, a rather special, clever and entertaining world where nothing should be taken for granted.
The website was noticed a few years ago by the Friday Project, a publishing company specialising in finding material on the web and then turning it into books. They asked Greg to write a book (that being their job), and so he did.
This is it..
You can buy it from our shop or online on our website. It's a dead good book.
The shop was jammed with people, as Greg hasn't done an event for 3 years (citation needed) and the free wine was flowing rather well. Here are a few choice shots of the magnificent evening.
Greg reading from his book. The till is not as big as it looks.
Exclusive, TMWFA (TheManWhoFellAsleep) badges available on the night.
I just won a prize in the raffle. Oh yes... there was a raffle alright.
It was all great fun and the Greg was brilliant. I think that everyone had a good time, and by the number of wine bottles I cleared up the following morning, I suspect some of the audience are just waking up.

2 comments:

themanwhofellasleep said...

Thank you Simon. I enjoyed the event very much. You were the perfect host.

I shall do another one next month.

Adam said...

A great evening - and your bookshop is a fabulous find. I'm currently wearing my TMWFA badge - which I don't understand. My wife is using the 'Hungry Caterpillar' bag for work.